Why Are Jesus’ Genealogies in Matthew and Luke Different?

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This post is adapted from the Four Portraits, One Jesus online course, taught by Dr. Mark Strauss.

The birth narratives in both Matthew and Luke help answer the question, “Who is Jesus and where did he come from?” One of the ways each book does this is by recounting Jesus’ genealogy.

The problem is: the genealogies are different.

The Old Testament predicted that the Messiah would come from the line of David. Both Matthew and Luke provide genealogies of Jesus that confirm he was a descendent of David—therefore, a legitimate Messiah. He was a legitimate claimant to the…

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eBook SALE! Gospel Commentaries, Plus a New Collection on Matthew

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For a short time, save up to 80% when you buy eBook editions of gospel commentaries.

This new commentary sale features 17 eBooks on Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These titles will help you improve your research, enhance your teaching and preaching, and strengthen your personal devotions.

See the Deals

 

NEW BOOK

matthewcollectionThere’s a new title in this sale: The Matthew Commentary Collection. Gathering 3 commentaries on Matthew in 1 volume, this collection is an experiment in crafting new tools for commentary readers. If it’s popular with students of Matthew, we may create Commentary Collections for other books of the Bible.

 

MULTIPLE SERIES

This is the biggest gospel eBooks sale we’ve ever hosted, so you’ll find volumes from…

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Teach Students 3 “Jewels of Matthew” Using This Study Resource

Jeremy Bouma on 2 years ago. Tagged under ,,,,,,,.

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It is Laurie Polich-Short’s prayer “that you and your students discover a treasure chest” in the gospel of Matthew. In Matthew (Studies on the Go), Polich-Short provides youth workers a resource to help them equip, push, encourage, and challenge their students to live lives devoted to our loving King—all with the goal that they would be changed.

Of this gospel, Polich-Short writes:

There are jewels in Matthew…that we find in no other Gospel. The texts are rich and colorful… It is well worth your time to study this book with your students. My job is to make it engaging and fun. (7)

To help youth workers teach Matthew, there are three levels of questions: Observation questions take students to the text, Interpretation questions help them think about the text, and Application questions help your students…

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The Ideal Resource to Help Student Leaders Teach Matthew’s Gospel — An Excerpt from “Matthew, Studies on the Go”

Jeremy Bouma on 2 years ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

9780310516750This fall we were pleased to launch a new series of helpful resources for youth workers, called “Studies on the Go.”

The series gives volunteer leaders ready-made, creative, and engaging Bible studies that will challenge their students to think deeply, talk openly, and apply what they are learning to their lives. It also provides them with creative and engaging Bible study questions.

The first of two books is “Matthew,” by Laurie Polich-Short. Her concisely informative book on this first Gospel will help leaders equip, push, encourage, and challenge their students to live lives devoted to our loving King—all with the goal that they would be changed.

The excerpt below illustrates how this resource will help volunteer leaders guide their students through Scripture and apply it to their lives.

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New Releases Today—Studies on the Go for Youth Workers

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A new series for youth workers and small group leaders launched today, Studies on the Go, with two new volumes.

The purpose of the series is to give small group leaders ready-made, creative, and engaging Bible studies that will challenge people to think deeply, talk openly, and apply what they are learning to their lives. It also provides small group leaders with creative and engaging Bible study questions. Here’s a quick overview:

1) JAMES, 1-2 PETER, and 1-3 JOHN

Without skimping on depth and substance, author David Olshine has designed James, 1 & 2 Peter, and 1-3 John for the busy youth worker who lacks either the time or the information to lead a quality Bible study. Olshine has also constructed down-to-earth questions that get kids into the text and so they can hear God’s Word on a practical level. Author David Olshine is a…

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Wednesday Giveaway – NIV Application Commentary on Matthew

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NIVAC MatthewThe Gospel of Matthew was the most widely read and frequently used of any of the four Gospels in the formative early years of the church, and it has historically been pivotal to Christian doctrine and worship.

In today's giveaway, the NIV Application Commentary on Matthew, Michael Wilkins examines the historical context of Matthew’s Gospel, its message, and how this message continues to be relevant in our contemporary context. 

In Wilkins’ commentary we see how Matthew both affirmed the Messiahship of Jesus for Jewish readers, and provided powerful and dramatic support of Gentile disciples inclusion in God’s kingdom. The cross of Christ had removed the division between Jew and non-Jew, and through Matthew’s Gospel, we see Israel’s…

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